Brian C. Chao researches great power politics, China's rise, naval power and geostrategy, and U.S. Indo-Asia-Pacific defense and foreign policies. His work appears in “Navies in Multipolar Worlds: From the Age of Sail to the Present" (Routledge), International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, and Territory, Politics, Governance. He has written for the China Brief, The Diplomat, the East Asia Forum, The National Interest and the U.S. Naval Institute. He teaches national security and cross-Taiwan Strait relations. He is an associate of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Study of Contemporary China and a research fellow with the U.S. Military Academy's Modern War Institute.